The Egyptian Galleries are probably the most visited of all the galleries at the British Museum. Most people seemed to be congregating either around the Rosetta Stone, or the mummies. While one can’t deny the effect the Rosetta Stone had on Egyptology, I didn’t find it very remarkable looking. I preferred to view the giant busts carved out of red granite instead.
Or perhaps one from basalt?
Once again, the details are fascinating, and amazing, considering they might have been carved as long as 3000 years ago.
And since the British, um, collected these pieces, perhaps 150 or so years ago, they’ve certainly taken care of it very well.